Homecoming 2021
October 1-2, 2021



Homecoming Fall 2021 Tentative Schedule


Thursday, September 23, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
  • 2 p.m. Reunion registration starts; it continues throughout the weekend. Registration will take place at the Alumni House.
  • 4 p.m. Mascot Memorial and Alumni Plaza Dedication
  • 5-9 p.m.  All-Alumni Social, Alumni House (Complimentary food, beer, wine and soda; cash bar available)
    • George Baughman '60 '67 Memorial Dedication
Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • 7-7:45 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround Registration, Alumni House
  • 8 a.m.  Old Stompin' Ground Runaround: 5K Run/1.5 mile walk
  • 8:30 a.m.  Reunion Recognition Brunch & Social, Alumni House
  • 9:30 a.m.  All-Alumni Breakfast, Alumni House (Complimentary coffee and donuts)
  • 10:30 a.m.  Homecoming Parade - Watch from the Alumni House & Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park next door
  • Noon-3 p.m.  Alumni Cookout at "The Right Place" tent - in Q LOT (Menu: Hot dogs, cheese burgers and hamburgers, veggie burgers, potato chips, bottled water, canned soda and coffee.)
  • 3 p.m.  Leathernecks Football Game vs. Southern Illinois - Hanson Field
    Tickets will not be mailed. The Homecoming football ticket sales are final. Therefore, all tickets purchased through the WIU Alumni Association are non-refundable.

**If you order mums, t-shirts, football tickets and/or lunch tickets, you can pick them up at the Alumni House any time on Friday and until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. After 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, tickets/mums/t-shirts will be taken down to The Right Place tent, which is in Q Lot. You can pick up your items there. Any football tickets not picked up by 3:00 p.m. (game time) on Saturday will be left at the will call window at the stadium.

Homecoming T-shirts

Homecoming 2021 T-shirts are now available for purchase online or by calling 309-298-1914.

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Parking Information

Permits will not be required in lots as of 5 p.m. Friday, until 7 a.m. Monday, with the exception of residence hall lots. Visitor parking is not allowed in reserved residence hall lots. Tickets will be issued to violators in handicapped spaces, reserved spaces and no parking zones (any area not designated as a parking space). If you have any questions or special parking needs, such as handicapped parking, please contact parking services at (309)298-1921.



Save the Dates for future WIU Homecoming Weekends

Homecoming & Reunion 2022--October 21-22, 2022





Homecoming October 1-2, 2021

Celebrating Town & Gown 2021 with Unveiling of Rocky on Parade

2021 Reunion

In-person and Virtual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround

Paint the Paws

Parade Route

Parade Registration

Homecoming Week Schedule




2020's Highlights

Friday, October 9, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Virtual Old Stompin' Ground Runaround
  • Homecoming Parade 10:30 a.m. live via zoom - Watch the recorded video HERE.
  • Zoom with Interim President Martin Abraham, Coach Elliott, WIU Football Player and WIU Football - Watch the recorded video HERE
  • At-Home WIU Tailgate 1-2 p.m. live via zoom - Watch the recorded video HERE.

Saturday, April 3, 2021